Hello, I’m Esther…
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In the summer of 2013 I quit my so-called ‘successful’ 20-year corporate career in communications to do what many people dream about; I launched my own business. As a personal stylist. A business I never truly loved.
Finally, three years and a period of depression later, I quit my personal styling business at the end of 2016. A decision I made far more difficult than it needed to be. I share my journey in Be Brave Enough To Quit.
I hold a post-graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology from Birkbeck, University of London, and I’d been coaching on and off in the 10 years since I completed my initial accreditation as a Life and Personal Performance Coach with The Coaching Academy. Throughout 2017 I focused on my work as a coach because that felt like the obvious next step at the time. However, once again, I realised this wasn’t the direction I really wanted to be taking with my life.
So, now I’m doing what I’ve always really wanted to do – but had been too afraid to admit for so long – focusing on my writing. I’m currently writing my first book, a memoir. I also left almost everything that felt comfortable, familiar and safe in London to ride my bike from Istanbul towards Singapore (current location: Cambodia), with no previous touring cycling experience.
This gave me the opportunity to strip my life bare.
Writing is how I make sense of the world, my thoughts and my feelings. I’m not a prolific blogger, but I’d like to think I’m a thoughtful one, and rather than writing about how far or how fast I’ve travelled, I prefer to share the life lessons I learn on the road. You can read my blog here.
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